Hostage

Definition of Hostage

Hos´tage
n.1.A person given as a pledge or security for the performance of the conditions of a treaty or stipulations of any kind, on the performance of which the person is to be released.
Your hostages I have, so have you mine;
And we shall talk before we fight.
- Shak.
He that hath a wife and children hath given hostages to fortune.
- Bacon.

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bail, bond, captive, earnest, earnest money, escrow, gage, guaranty, handsel, hock, mainprise, pawn, pignus, pledge, prisoner, recognizance, replevin, replevy, security, surety, token, token payment, undertaking, vadimonium, vadium
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